- 47 Ratings
San Francisco Waterfront Tour
Tour the San Francisco waterfront on a walk led by a guide dressed as Emperor Norton I, the self-proclaimed Emperor of the United States. Meet one of the most colorful characters from the history of San Francisco, Emperor Norton I, on this fun and themed guided tour.
What You Will Do
- Follow your entertaining Emperor-inspired guide along the iconic San Francisco waterfront on an interactive sightseeing tour
- Experience historical anecdotes from the Emperor's life and the city’s turbulent past
- Visit and learn the stories behind Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Embaracadero, the Emperor Norton Bridge, the Produce District and more
- Guided waterfront tour
Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes.
- 47 Ratings
One of the best tours I've ever taken! Emperor Norton is very knowledgeable about the history of San Francisco. He has the unique ability to bring it all to life in a fun and entertaining way. I would highly recommend his tours to anyone.
I live in SF and have taken many walking tours here in SF. This tour is at the top of them all, the best one in all seriousness. Great information, great journey, and an incredible guide. Highly recommend it to locals and visitors alike.
Very engaging guide!
This was our second tour, The tour are extremely informative, entertaining, fresh, and well researched. Emperor Norton is one of the best ‘tourist attractions’ in SF!!!
The tour was a lot of fun and Norton knew his stuff really well. Would definitely recommend this to other people.
Emperor Norton is great! He is knowledgeable, funny and very responsive to questions.
A fun tour and the Emperor has so many interesting facts about San Francisco that make it more enjoyable
The tour of the waterfront with Emperor Norton was fun and filled with great information. I had to unlearn many things I "knew" about San Francisco, and that was great. My dad, visiting from out-of-town, really enjoyed the tour as well. Fun and interesting!
Excellent tour. Money well spent.
We are locals and decided to be tourists for the day. We had a fantastic time learning about the history of the city and hope to run into The Emperor more often.
The emperor was in character all through out!
It was a fun and interesting tour. The Emperor was a great tour guide.
The tour was very informative although I am a SF native. I learned alot about SF history.
Totally informative, and entertaining.
It was a beautiful day! Nice walk at a good pace. Lots and lots of information! We discovered many places we plan to come back to visit later.
We were delighted with the history, the antidotes and tidbits of information about San Francisco. As out of towners, we appreciated the recommendations of places to eat too. We went, and enjoyed the Codmother's fish and chips. We will attend the Emperor's downtown tour at another time, and have already recommended his tour to friends. A charming, different view of San Francisco.